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Walk-off single in 9th caps comeback in 4-3 Big Train win
BETHESDA, MD – by Lukas Favale – For 3 innings, things were looking very good for the Alexandria Aces. The offense had jumped out to quickly take a 3-0 lead, and starter Greg Speiss got through 9 outs without allowing a hit to the Bethesda Big Train. Unfortunately for the Aces on this night, baseball is a 9 inning sport, and the Aces couldn’t hold off the Big Train as they rallied to win 4-3 on Wednesday night.
The Big Train won it on a walk-off 9th-inning single from Michael Bass off of Henry Brooke. Brooke started the inning by allowing a leadoff single to Brennan Middleton, the number 9 hitter in the Big Train lineup. Bass then tried, unsuccessfully, to lay down a sacrifice bunt, but twice he fouled off the bunt attempts. That proved to benefit the Big Train, because after the failed bunts, Middleton stole second and came around to score on the hard hit ground ball single by Bass, to complete the Big Train comeback with the 4-3 win.
That comeback started in the 5th inning off of Greg Speiss. Having given up just 2 soft hits through 4 scoreless innings, Speiss gave up a leadoff single to Avondre Bollar in the 5th. Speiss then retired the next hitters on ground outs, but Bollar was able to move up on both of them. A Bass walk and stolen base set up the Big Train with second and third with two out for Mike Miedzionowski. He delivered with a two-out two-run single to right field to cut the Aces lead to 3-2. Read more
Aces start stretch run with 6-3 win
BETHESDA, MD – by Lukas Favale – With just over two weeks left in the season, and the with the toughest stretch off the year starting on Monday night every game is important for the Aces playoffs chances. The Aces started the stretch of six straight games against the top 4 teams in the league with a 6-3 win over the Bethesda Big Train Monday night.
Backed by a strong pitching performance by Ronnie Glenn and a big night at the plate from Adam Forrer, the Aces were able to slip past the Big Train. The key inning was the top of the 4th, with the Aces trailing 2-0.
Chris Sweeney started the inning with a ground ball to the shortstop Brennan Middleton, who threw the ball high to first and Sweeney was just able to reach safely ahead off the swipe tag from first baseman Adam Barry. Sweeney hit his head as he was knocked to the ground, but he would stay in the game. Jacob Stockton followed that with a walk and Kevin Francke singled into left to load the bases with no outs. Read more
Rain holds off as Aces lose
ALEXANDRIA – by Lukas Favale – Steady rain come just before the game, and more threatened in the middle but that held off as the Youse’s Orioles rolled past the Alexandria Aces 15-5 Saturday night. After coughing up a 5-0 lead and with the sky threatening to open up in the 4th, the Orioles scratched across a run to take the lead for good.
Zach Fisher started the 4th off with a single and he was sacrificed to second by Allan Bencid. Aces starter Jamie Treml then threw a wild pitch to move Fisher to third, and he later scored on a passed ball by catcher Nick Octavi.
Then in the 5th, the Orioles broke the game open. Dominic Fratantuono led off the inning with a single, his third hit of the game. With one out, KJ Hockaday, Ryan Ripken, and Brock Niggebrugge each singled, with Ripken and Niggebrugge both picking up RBIs to put the Orioles up 8-5. Two batters later, Allan Bencid hit a sacrifice fly to put the O’s up 9-5. Then Treml got Mikal Hill to hit a ground ball to second, but a Keith Picconi error allowed another run to score. Treml also balked in a run to put the Orioles on top 11-5. A Ryan Metzler RBI single capped the scoring with the Orioles leading 12-5. Read more
Colin Milon gets 1st win as Aces bounce back from loss
SILVER SPRING, MD – by Lukas Favale – One night after a sloppy loss to the Rockville Express, the Alexandria cleaned things up in a crisp 9-5 win over the Silver Spring-Takoma Thunderbolts Friday night. Colin Milon finally got run support and solid defense behind him as he picked up his first win of the year to help the Aces climb back to .500 at 15-15.
The big inning for the Aces came in the 5th in a 2-2 game. After James Mills, who started for the Thunderbolts got two quick outs to start the inning, Keith Picconi singled into left. Alex Buccilli walked and Chris Sweeney singled to load the bases with two outs. Then Anthony Papio drew a walk to force in a run for the second straight game. Kevin Francke also walked to force in a run before a third run was scored on a wild pitch. That put the Aces up 5-2.
In the 7th inning, Chris Sweeney hit what turned out to be the game winning home run. It was a solo home run to put the Aces up 6-2 and for Sweeney it was his team leading 6th homer of the year. The Thunderbolts responded with a run off of Brian Leon in the bottom half to make it 6-3. Read more